Spraying with brine for snow and ice control has many advantages over using salt and the ideal vehicle for the purpose is an ATV. The Wessex ATV brine sprayer is based on the popular WS618p sprayer but it has a 1½ metre boom with three individual clusters of nozzles for various applications.
It’s the perfect solution for paths, pedestrian walkways and shopping areas, in fact anywhere with restricted vehicular access. Spraying brine is an altogether cleaner operation than spreading salt and it is effective much faster since salt needs to attract moisture before it starts working. And brine will not get carried by foot into shops like salt, which is good news for retail shopping areas.
The Wessex brine sprayer’s 55 litre tank holds enough brine to cover 1250 square metres or a 1.5 metre width over a kilometre distance, and that’s a lot more economical than salt. The nozzle clusters are a clever operation. A fan nozzle gives a fine spray for applications in light snow or frosty conditions. A pencil jet nozzle gives a high pressure jet of brine, enough to penetrate the surface of the ice and speed up the process of treating compacted ice. Then there is a five jet nozzle for pre-treatment. With the brine already on the ground, even if the water has evaporated, when the frost or snow descends there is a salt presence to deal with it. Areas that have been treated before a heavy fall of snow will also be more easily ploughed because the ground surface won’t be frozen.
Finally, in those areas inaccessible to the ATV, such as steps, narrow paths and doorways, there is a hand lance to effectively spray the brine and help make access safer.
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